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Requirements

The Education minor is a six-course program open to students of all majors. The minor allows students to study the field of education as a liberal arts discipline and is separate from the Teacher Education Program

Before declaring the minor, students must take one of the foundational courses (ideally during the first three semesters at the College). 

Education Minor Requirements

Foundational Courses

1. Introductory Course 
One of the following is required:

  • EDUC 167 - Educational Psychology 
  • EDUC 169 - Schooling in the United States 

2. Social Justice/Urban Issues 

Select one only:

  • EDUC 273 - Urban Education
  • EDUC 340 - Multicultural Education

3. Three Additional Electives 

Three additional electives in Education (other than EDUC 273 or EDUC 340) or two electives in Education and one appropriate outside course from an allied field/one approved study abroad Education course.

4. Capstone Experience related to teaching and learning

Education Electives

  • EDUC 231 - Adolescent Literacy
  • EDUC 232 - Schools: Surviving & Achieving
  • EDUC 234 - Family, Students & Schools
  • EDUC 275 - Historical Perspectives on American Education
  • EDUC 299 Neuroeducation and Linguistics
  • EDUC 301 - Methods of Teaching
  • EDUC 315 - English Language Learners
  • EDUC 330 - Seminar in Teaching (TEP students only)
  • EDUC 352 - American School Reform
  • EDUC 360 - Research in Education

Elective Courses from Allied Fields

  • POLS 299 - Education Politics and Policy
  • PSYC 223 - Learning
  • PSYC 225 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 228 - Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSYC 232 - Developmental Science and Education
  • PSYC 236 - Cognition & Memory
  • PSYC 326 - Cognition Across Cultures
  • PSYC 328 - Adolescent Health
  • SOCL 269 - Sociology in Education

Capstone Courses

  • EDUC 360 - Research in Education
  • EDUC 380 - Capstone Seminar
  • EDUC 390 - Tutorial
  • EDUC 394 - Directed Research
  • ACIP 379 - Academic Internship
  • DCSP 382 - Washington Internship